COVID-19 update on S/U policy

Apr. 13, 2020

This message was sent to students at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, students may petition the Office of Admissions and Records to change their final letter grade to a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade once the letter grade is posted. Because this change may cause unintended consequences, students must consult their academic advisor, the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (if applicable), and athletic advisor (if applicable) at a minimum. Consultation with other offices also may be suggested to assist students in making an informed decision.

Petitions will be available online and accepted Wednesday, May 6th through Tuesday, May 26th. Once a degree is posted, all grades are final. A "S" grade will meet all enrollment and degree progression requirements regardless of original letter grade; however, students are urged to be mindful of academic preparation needed for student success.

Grade translations for S/U COVID-19 petition

Undergraduate classes

  • S (Satisfactory) = D- or better
  • U (Unsatisfactory) = F

Graduate classes

  • S (Satisfactory) = B- or better
  • (Unsatisfactory) = C+ or lower

Other accommodations due to the outbreak: All academic probation and dismissal policies for Spring 2020 are suspended.

More information about S/U policy